Music 65 / ME 93
What is this course and who should take it?
Music Recording and Production is a joint effort of the Department of Music and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. It has been given each Fall semester since 2008.
The course is in two “sections,” one primarily for Engineering majors and the other primarily for Arts & Sciences majors. The sections do not meet separately: one is a subset of the other.
This course is very popular and fills quickly! You can only register with the permission of the instructor. To insure your place in it, contact Prof. Lehrman as soon as registration opens.
|WHICH COURSE DO I SIGN UP FOR?||
Arts & Sciences
students usually sign up for Music
students usually sign
up for ME 93
|WHAT WILL BE COVERED?||
Topics covered in the course will include:
Engineering majors will be getting extra material in the mathematics,
physics, acoustics, and electronics involved in audio recording and processing,
There will be several hands-on projects, using the Music department's equipment and facilities, including Distler Recital Hall, Fisher Performance Hall, and other spaces in the Granoff Music Center. These projects will involve recording voices, instruments, and groups, and mixing and processing new and existing recordings.
|WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS?||
Brad Swanson teaches the Engineering section of this course. Brad has extensive experience as a mixer and production manager for groups like The Bad Plus and Dawn of MIDI, and is a product development manager for iZotope. He is an accomplished musician and technologist with a bachelor's from Shenandoah Conservatory and a masters from the Sound Recording Technology program at UMass Lowellm where he studied with, among others, Tom Bates, the original professor of this course. Brad has over a decade of experience teaching music technology, and we are very excited about him joining our team.
Paul Lehrman teaches the Music section. He has been on the Tufts faculty since 2000, teaching courses in Music for Multimedia, film scoring, Music Apps for the iPad, History of Electronic Music, and Electronic Musical Instrument Design. He also directs the Tufts Electronic Music Ensemble. He is the technical supervisor for the music department and is director of Tufts' Music Engineering Minor program.
Dr. Lehrman is a composer, writer, and consultant, and has had works performed at Carnegie Hall, at London Festival Hall, at Boston's and San Francisco's Symphony Halls, and on PBS-TV, History Channel, A&E, and Discovery Networks. He is one of the leading experts on MIDI and computer music, and was principal author of the definitive college textbook, MIDI For the Professional, which was in print for over 20 years. He has been a writer, columnist, and contributing editor for magazines such as Mix, Wired, Keyboard, Sound on Sound, and Electronic Musician. As a filmmaker, his work has been shown on PBS and at numerous festivals around the world. He has served as a design, documentation, and user-interface consultant for many software and hardware companies including Kurzweil, Avid, Yamaha, Roland, AKG, JBL, Mark of the Unicorn, Synthogy, and Apple.
|WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?||
combined enrollment for both sections is limited to 12, and
the course fills quickly.